Gewalt are: DM1, Helen Henfling, Jasmin Rilke and Patrick Wagner
Berlin based band Gewalt condenses in most radical tongues the impossibility and inescapebility of human existance.
This is the nucleus of Helen Henflings, Patrick Wagners and Jasmin Rilkes art. The facade are machinebeats, clinking guitars, the din, the beauty of sonic pressure and the absence of any light. That pretty much smells like industrial and noise.
But behind this facade there are countless questions such as: „can we dance misery?“ or „Can we feel and hear every word of Gewalt at the same time?“. In deed Gewalt seem to be more interested in artists such as Daft Punk, Einstürzende Neubauten, Klaus Kinski or Pharell Williams than into more obvious alikes such as Ministry or Big Black.
More and more people talk about their shows of resurrection experiences. We would not go this far, but it is defintly exciting and maybe the most intense thing you can find in current culture.
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